- Fri May 08, 2015 2:43 pm
Saw this bug in some bins in a fly shop once, bought two dozen and ran out. Have never seen 'em since in a commercially available situation. Some flies are for fishing, and some are for looking pretty. This one is for fishing heavy water, heavy upwellings, and elevated trout. When I tie my own, they come out fishable but I've got issues with keeping the body thin after tying in the elk hair for the wings. Calf tail doesn't work - it doesn't float high enough.
But whatever. When you actually spend 100+ days a year on the water, you need flies that float well, are durable, and fish. And this fly fishes. That's all there is too it.
"Do you think it is real? I bet it is hard and soft, like hard muscle but really smooth skin. I bet it is real nice." - midstream